English Language GCSE

English Language GCSE

Examination Board: AQA

What will I do on this course?
You will have 5 lessons of English a week in Y9. You will be developing the skills you will need to help you in the exam. Some of the course will develop your reading skills, such as inference and deduction. You will also develop your writing skills, including a range of different styles. There will be opportunities for you to develop your speaking and listening skills through group work, individual presentations and drama activities.

How am I assessed?
This GCSE will be assessed entirely by exams, which you will take at the end of Y11. You will be awarded a separate mark for speaking and listening which will be recorded separately.

What skills do I need?

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a group
  • Perceptive response to literary and non-literary texts
  • Clear written English
  • The ability to work in controlled conditions
  • Organisational skills to meet deadlines
  • A range of reading skills developed through class and independent reading.

Where do I find out more information?
Ask Miss Crew, Curriculum Director English & Communications or the English Staff.

Any other essential information?
This is a dual award qualification to be studied along with GCSE English Literature. You will
be awarded two separate GCSE grades at the end of the course (GCSE English Language
and GCSE English Literature).